Gun Stolen From Ex-Cop Used to Wound Philly Officer Seriously


Philadelphia police officer Edward Davies 41, was shot Tuesday. The Philadelphia Daily News says the bullet tore through an artery, damaged one kidney badly enough that it had to be removed, and exited through Davies’ hip, according to John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Eric Torres, 31, allegedly shot Davies during a violent encounter in a mini market after he crashed a car while attempting to flee from a routine traffic stop. Torres, whose record includes 12 prior arrests – including five charges for assaulting cops – suffered minor injuries while struggling with officers inside the market. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other officials were upset by the fact that Torres, who has pleaded guilty in the past to drug and assault charges, was able to get his hands on the .45-caliber Glock that wreaked havoc on Davies. Ramsey said the weapon had been stolen during a burglary last year. McNesby said the firearm had originally belonged to a former Philadelphia officer. “You have a guy with 12 priors walking the streets with a gun,” McNesby said.

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